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  • 12 January 2015
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) departed Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, Jan. 9, to participate in a scheduled Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG). The purpose of COMPTUEX, which is conducted by Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 4, is to evaluate the mission readiness of all deployable assets, […]

  • 13 January 2015
    Training & Education

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) conducted live fire-training, Jan. 10. The crew fired its MK 45 5-inch gun against a remote-controlled unmanned surface target simulating a small, fast boat approaching the ship. Operators aboard the Navy training boat USNS Hunter (8202) controlled the drone target. The practice fire round was […]

  • 28 July 2014
    Training & Education

    The Farrier Firefighting School honored the memory of 134 Sailors who died during a fire on board aircraft carrier USS Forrestal (CV 59), July 25.   Farrier, named in honor of a Forrestal Sailor, Chief Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Gerald W. Farrier, holds the ceremony annually to recognize the living and deceased veterans of the […]

  • 2 April 2015

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) hosted a reception for senior Albanian defense officials aboard the ship March 31. The reception was an expression of Forrest Sherman’s appreciation for hosting the ship and her crew in Vlore, and it also served to strengthen the ties between the U.S. and Albania. Forrest […]

  • 11 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    San Pedro-based fast response cutter (FRC) returned to its homeport on December 8 following a two-week patrol that included the ship’s first drug bust, the US Coast Guard said.  The crew of the recently commissioned FRC Forrest Rednour interdicted approximately 1,000 pounds of marijuana from a suspected smuggling vessel on November 28 in international waters, […]

  • 23 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The Navy’s Farrier Fire Fighting School Learning Site (FFSLS) hosted the 45th annual memorial ceremony of the disaster aboard the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal (CVA 59) July 20, held by members of the USS Forrestal Association.
 The ceremony was attended by former crew members of Forrestal, surviving family members, Sailors and instructors from the fire […]

  • 20 March 2015

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Farragut (DDG 99) and USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) transit during an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8). The operation was conducted on March 16. Forrest Sherman and Farragut are conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility […]

  • 4 February 2014

    The first of the U.S. Navy’s supercarriers, the decommissioned USS Forrestal (AVT 59), lead ship of 56,000 ton-class aircraft carriers, is setting sail today, February 4, on its final voyage. Weather permitting, the ship will be heading for recycling at the All Star Metals facility in Brownsville, Texas.   The Navy awarded a contract to […]

  • 16 June 2015

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) held a change of command ceremony aboard the vessel in Salalah, Oman, June 13. Cmdr. Todd Zenner relieved Cmdr. John Krisciunas to become the ship’s seventh commanding officer since the ship’s commissioning in 2006. Krisciunas, a native of Wyndham, New Hampshire, took command of Forrest […]

  • 11 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) completed the royal navy’s flag officer sea training (FOST) ‘Thursday War,’ April 5. The crew more than lived up to the ship’s motto ‘relentless fighting spirit’ during multiple battle situations involving surface, sub-surface, and air attacks during the exercise, which began March 26, just off the coast of […]

  • 13 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Base Los Angeles-Long Beach welcomed the US Coast Guard’s first California-based Sentinel-Class fast response cutter on August 11. USCGC Forrest Rednour arrived in San Pedro, Los Angeles, where the crew will begin training to become certified in law enforcement and rescue operations. The Forrest Rednour is the first of four FRCs to be homeported at […]

  • 28 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Arleigh Burke-class Aegis destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) returned home to Norfolk Naval Base Feb. 26 after completing an eight-month deployment to the 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility in support of theater security cooperation. The ship and her crew traveled more than 45,000 nautical miles during their deployment to the eastern Mediterranean. Like most […]

  • 22 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    July 29, 1967, the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal (CVA 59) experienced the worst U.S. aircraft carrier fire since World War II. As the sun descended upon the horizon, smoke billowed across a chaotic flight deck. Corpsmen worked through their exhaustion, tending to their wounded shipmates strewn on the mangled flight deck.   The aircraft carrier […]

  • 24 February 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) returned to Naval Station Norfolk, Feb. 6, after bolstering their joint warfighting capabilities during a composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX) held off the coasts of Virginia, the Carolinas and Florida coasts. During the nearly month-long exercise, the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Carrier Strike Group 12’s commander visited Arleigh Burke-class Aegis destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) during an underwater hub change out at Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC), Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, Nov. 5. Rear Adm. Andrew L. Lewis observed divers who were using a new cofferdam to perform the change out. MARMC Dive Teams Delta […]

  • 8 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard is scheduled to commission today the first California-based 154-foot fast response cutter at Catalina Express Terminal in San Pedro. The Forrest Rednour (WPC-1129) is the first of four Sentinel-Class fast response cutters (FRC) to be homeported at Base Los Angeles-Long Beach. In June this year, Bollinger Shipyards delivered the newbuilding to the […]

  • 23 October 2013
    Industry news

    The Navy awarded a $0.01 delivery order Oct. 22 for dismantling and recycling ex-USS Forrestal (AVT 59). The delivery order was made under an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract to All Star Metals for the towing, dismantling and recycling of conventionally powered aircraft carriers stricken from the Naval Vessel Register. The price of the delivery order reflects […]

  • 11 April 2011
    Industry news

    Arizona Sen. John McCain’s old aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Forrestal, now is to be recycled instead of being scuttled at sea. The U.S. Navy… By Doug Ramsey (publicnewsservice) [mappress] Source: publicnewsservice, April 11, 2011;

  • 29 July 2011
    Training & Education

      While the 60,000 ton U.S.S. Forrestal, a post-World War II decommissioned U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, might be on its way to being disposed… (huntersvilleherald) [mappress] Source: huntersvilleherald, July 29, 2011;

  • 13 November 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair received a USD 25,2 million contract for modernization works aboard the US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98). Work, to be undertaken in Norfolk, Virginia, is expected to be completed by July 2016. The contract includes ship repair, maintenance, and modernization. Additional options, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of […]

  • 8 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the 29th fast response cutter (FRC), Forrest Rednour, to the US Coast Guard in Key West, Florida. The cutter will be the first FRC stationed in San Pedro, California, and will be commissioned this fall. Petty Officer 2nd Class Forrest Rednour, the cutter’s namesake, heroically risked his life on February 3, […]

  • 19 April 2012
    Training & Education

      Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26, the Norfolk-based guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), and the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195) are participating in a multinational exercise off the coast of Scotland. Exercise Joint Warrior 12-1, which runs April 14 through April 27, is the largest concentration of coalition assets in […]

  • 9 February 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    General Dynamics NASSCO Starts Construction of USNS John Glenn General Dynamics NASSCO today began construction of the future USNS John Glenn, the second ship of the U.S. Navy’s Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) program. The 765-foot long ship is scheduled to be delivered to the Navy in the first quarter of 2014.  Ex-USS Forrestal Heads for […]

  • 31 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The Navy’s Farrier Firefighting Facility at Surface Warfare Officers School Command (SWOS) Engineering Learning Site in Norfolk held its annual USS Forrestal (CVA 59) memorial ceremony with the support of the USS Forrestal Association, July 26. For the first time in 30 years, the annual ceremony was held indoors. The event is held each July […]

  • 14 July 2015

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut completed a scheduled port visit in Khalifa Port, Abu Dhabi, July 9. While in port, Farragut Sailors used the time to conduct maintenance and shipboard preservation, as well as several morale, welfare and recreation (MWR) events. Farragut is part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG), which is composed […]

  • 27 October 2013
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    UK Warship Passes Through One of the World’s Narrowest Waterways Not every warship’s company can claim to have squeezed through one of the world’s narrowest waterways – but a Royal Navy mine hunter now has bragging rights.   US Navy Awards Contract for Ex-USS Forrestal Scrapping The Navy awarded a $0.01 delivery order Oct. 22 […]

  • 1 October 2015

    The US Navy said a member nation of a US-backed coalition ship found illicit arms on board a vessel believed to be of Iranian origin. According to Voice of America, a US navy official said that the majority of weapons was thrown overboard but a part was saved for analysis by the crew of USS Forrest Sherman. […]

  • 23 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Navy awarded a contract, Dec. 22, for the towing and dismantling of the decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CV 61) to International Shipbreaking, Ltd. Under the contract, the company will be paid $0.01, a price that reflects the net price proposed by International Shipbreaking, Inc., which considered the estimated proceeds from the sale […]

  • 26 March 2015

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut completed a scheduled port visit in Lisbon, Portugal, March 25. While in port, Farragut conducted two community relations (COMREL) projects, and engaged in several Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) events. Farragut also hosted a tour and reception for members of the Military Attache Association, Rear Adm. Roy Kitchener, […]